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Season 3  "The Lazarus Experiment"  3x6

Aired 14 years ago - May 05, 2007

Location: London Date: 2008 Enemy: Professor Lazarus It looks as though Martha's odyssey is coming to an end when the Doctor drops her home, even landing the Tardis inside her lounge. But then a TV news report tickles the insatiable curiosity of our gallivanting Gallifreyan, and they're off again. So we're treated to the unusual sight of the Doc in a DJ as he escorts a glammed-up Martha to the launch of a scientific breakthrough: an eternal youth machine created by an elderly professor, Richard Lazarus. As with all weird science, the side effects are severe, but this is a very extreme case (and no, it's not suitable for tots). Doctor Who continues its game of spot the homage. Tonight's story is an enjoyable synthesis of She, The Fly and The Quatermass Experiment - even down to the final battle in a London cathedral. But despite some charming interplay between the two leads and an excellent turn from Mark Gatiss as the young and old professor, The Lazarus Experiment is a pretty conventional runaround, though the nightmarish Identikit creature is superbly realised and dedicated Whovians can look out for a "reverse the polarity" reference.

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Yes, thank you, Letitia.
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Professor Lazarus, yes. I'm part of his executive staff.
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I know, I just...missed you.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
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And I am reborn!
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People will sell their souls to be transformed like that.
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The thing nearly exploded! You might as well have stepped into a blender!
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Richard, we have things to discuss.
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It's gone.
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What's wrong?
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But they're still mutating now.
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Did that process make you even more cruel?
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CREATURE SNARLS
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It's just a shell, had all the life energy drained out of her.
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I've been working toward it for so many years.
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How much more I'll get done in two or three or four. It doesn't work like that.
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Tish, is there another way out? There's an exit in the corner, but it'll be locked now. Martha!
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SNARLING
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Martha!
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For him.
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You mean you don't have a plan? Yes. The plan was to get inside here.
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locked away in your genes, forgotten, until Lazarus unlocked it by mistake. It's like Pandora's box.
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I thought we were going to go through the blender then.
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Do you think he's in here? Where would you go, if you were looking for sanctuary?
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just a child.
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What about the other people who died? They were nothing.
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I'm more now than I was.
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Right. Well, we've already said goodbye once today.
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